Lucknow | Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said Devipatan Shaktipeeth is the centre of faith and also the basis of India-Nepal unity and can serve as the medium of cultural bridge between the two countries.
Participating in the Srimad Bhagwat Katha Gyan Mahayagya and a meeting organised on the occasion of 22nd death anniversary of Brahmalin Mahant Yogi Mahendra Nath Maharaj at Guru Gorakshanath Mandapam of Maa Pateshwari Shaktipeeth Temple, Devipatan, Gorakshpeethadhishwar Mahant Yogi Adityanath said that Siddha Ratan Nath ji from Nepal visit sthe Peeth during Chaitra Navratri while thousands of devotees throng the place to offer prayers to Devi Patan from Panchami to Navami.
CM Yogi said that a saint thinks about the interests and the welfare of the country and the society at large and guides it, and that the one who thinks about himself can never be a saint. He added that a saint is reverred because he believes in selfless service of the society.
The CM expressed his gratitude to Mahant Mahendra Nath for his the spiritual practice and public welfare programmes and said that for 10-11 years, Mahendra Nath ji got the opportunity to serve the Mother Goddess on this bench. He added that “Mahant Mahendra Nathji prepared the the outline of public welfare, positive thinking and overall development of society under the guidance of Pujya Mahant Avedyanath ji.”
Shrines also give the message of national unity: CM
The Chief Minister said that this bench of Maa Pateshwari is the Adi Peeth. “It is believed that as a result of Daksh Prajapati’s Yajna, the 51 places where Sati’s organs fell on the earth, were called the Maa Pateshwari’s abode”, he remarked.
“Guru Gorakshanath had installed the idol of Mother Goddess here. Gorakshpeethadhishwar Brahmalin Mahant Avedyanath Ji Maharaj also installed a grand idol of Maa Pateshwari here. Later, idols of Navadurga were installed here”, CM Yogi pointed out.
Today, public welfare programmes like Goseva (serving cows), Dharamshala, hostel for forest-dwelling children, school for children, hospital etc. are going on here. Religious places are not only centres of worship, it also gives the message of national unity. Family, society and country are bound in one thread by unity.